The mother of a 14-month-girl who was cited for child endangerment when her child was found in deplorable living condition and surrounded by marijuana smoke has sought legal council from attorney David Thomas.
On Feb. 16, Nicholasville police discovered Melinda K. Clemmons’ daughter on the floor of her home at 204 Edwards Drive surrounded by trash, smoke, discarded roaches and schedule III and IV narcotics.
On Wednesday, District Court Judge Janet Booth moved her hearing to 9 a.m. April 3, when she will face charges of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of marijuana.
Also on April 3, the other resident of the home cited by police Feb. 16, Matthew Cockerham, 31, will face the same charges plus possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
Cockerham told the judge on Monday that he could not afford legal council and was assigned a public defender.